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By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Nov 25th, 2013
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Week 3: James Way Oak Habitat and Wildlife Preserve Hike It’s right before Thanksgiving and this past week was jammed packed.  There wasn’t one night that we got to stay home and relax.  It’s during these times when it’s easy to brush off going to the gym or finding the time to go on a hike, but […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Nov 14th, 2013
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The other night, Brian (my oldest son) went with me to pick up some Chinese food for dinner.  While waiting for the order we placed, we had some mommy son time.  The hostess served us some Jasmine Herbal Tea, which we sweetened with sugar and snacked on Fortune Cookies.  He was so happy and so […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Nov 13th, 2013
4 Comments
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We live on the Central Coast and have a few Flea Markets near us – in Santa Maria, Nipomo and San Luis Obispo.  Frank and I have been to the one in San Luis Obispo once before (at the drive-in location), but it was right before they closed down on Sunday.  So we thought we […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Electronics Review
Nov 6th, 2013
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3062 Views
Can you believe the holidays are upon us?  I can’t!  Frank and I have already started our Christmas shopping for our 6 kids and it’s adding up fast.  Now is the time of year when we’re looking to save money on everyday services we use, one of the big ones being our cell phone bill. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Nov 2nd, 2013
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1818 Views
Over the past few months, I have loved serving as a member of the Master Lock Live Secure Safety Squad. I have had the opportunity to learn about and review new products, as well as share my personal experiences and tips on The Mommy-Files.  Check out my latest tips on how to keep your family […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Nov 1st, 2013
1 Comment
2982 Views
I love participating in webinars!  Not only do I get to come together with other bloggers and chat about topics that concern our family and community, but I almost always walk away filled with new knowledge and inspiration.  Most recently, the webinar was with the Walmart Foundation and Share Our Strength, through The Motherhood.  It […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Oct 20th, 2013
1 Comment
3577 Views
Individual cups are so yesterday!  Esio Beverage System is the future of drink systems.  I love that not only can I make hot coffee with a touch of the button, but I can also control the strength of my drink.  I was never a fan of K-Cups because I don’t like my coffees so strong; […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Emergency Preparedness
Oct 4th, 2013
3 Comments
2634 Views
Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to join a team of 7 other bloggers as part of the Master Lock Live Secure Safety Squad and it has been a great experience!  As a parent, safety issues are always at the top of my mind.  In fact, sometimes it can get pretty […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Sep 16th, 2013
84 Comments
4661 Views
Families that play together…families that work together…families that grow together – these are a few of the qualities that we would like our unstoppable family to have.  I love that our family has grown from 4 to 8 in the past two years and embrace any opportunities we have to strengthen those family bonds.  I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Back-to-School
Aug 18th, 2013
3 Comments
4046 Views
It’s that time again…the start of a new school year.  For our family, there’s excitement and anxiety brewing as my twins are now in the “number grades.” I’m excited that the kids will be in school for the full day! The kids, on the other hand, are dreading having to be in school “for so […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Jul 28th, 2013
5 Comments
2965 Views
Last year I bought the Live Butterfly Garden at Wal-Mart when it was on sale. It comes with the pop-up garden and a certificate for 5 free caterpillars. I ordered the caterpillars and they arrived a couple of weeks before the kids’ birthday. They were a big hit come their birthday party. So this year […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Jul 20th, 2013
11 Comments
2790 Views
Over the past few months, I have loved working with Fandango as a Family Room Ambassador.  I have had the opportunity to Make Movie Memories with My Family and it’s been awesome!  I remember when I was a little girl and saw E.T. with my family.  There were so many memories – movies on the big screen, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Family
Jun 19th, 2013
0 Comments
1963 Views
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ProudOn TV.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. We love taking home videos in our family!  Whether it’s of our travels, the kids acting silly, or just talking about our lives and recording family history, there are certain videos we want […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Family
Jun 17th, 2013
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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Discover Boating. I received collateral to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Growing up, my family and I owned a boat and we would go out to the lake on the weekends.  I remember three things – wearing lots of […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Family
Apr 10th, 2013
1 Comment
2432 Views
For a long time, I’d known of the Make-a-Wish® Foundation, but I didn’t really truly understand it until I went to the Red Carpet at the Grammy’s.  That was when I saw firsthand what Make-A-Wish was all about. Frank and I arrived to the event and took our seat in the bleachers.  In front of us […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Babies
Mar 4th, 2013
1 Comment
2016 Views
I remember the moment I found out I was pregnant!  It was finally officially time to start coming up with possible baby names for our child!  I always loved asking other parents what the name of their child was and how they came up with it.  Some parents named their baby after family members or ancestors, while […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Adoption & Surrogacy
Sep 6th, 2012
6 Comments
1886 Views
On July 17, 2012, Oxygen Media released a study conducted by Lightspeed Research targeting the insights of women and men on the deeply personal and complex topic of adoption.  These findings reflect a new openness among Americans, shedding light on the true perception that they have about this decision as well as the driving factors that […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Family
Mar 23rd, 2012
7 Comments
1909 Views
As soon as I found out I was expecting each of my little boys, I immediately became filled with excitement and the desire to keep them as healthy and safe as I possibly could.  Once they arrived and I held each one in my arms, it became my MISSION to keep them as safe and […]...
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